Date Posted

June 1, 2024

Salary Range

$100,000 to $250,000

Employment Type






Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and professional manner. Covering the counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg and Brunswick, VA. Our behavioral health services are backed with community involvement and values.

SBH is seeking a qualified individual who will be responsible for the psychiatric evaluation and management of individuals with behavioral health, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder. 


  • Completes comprehensive psychiatric evaluations of individuals to determine current mental status, diagnosis, medical comorbidity, treatment needs and need for medication
  • Responsible for reviewing the documentation of the nurses, clinical staff, and outside records for a comprehensive evaluation, and discusses cases with SBH staff as needed to determine the treatment needs of individuals receiving services
  • Prescribes and orders medication per VA Board of Pharmacy regulations and best practice standards. Maintains required documentation and medical records per state and federal guidelines and SBH policy and procedures. Uses Prescription Monitoring Program when indicated.  Orders and monitors appropriate labs and other testing necessary to monitor psychiatric medications as indicated and required by best practice standards.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary staff meetings and coordinates with other SBH staff and other medical providers such as primary care physicians.  Counsels individuals and/or family members concerning appropriate use, anticipated effects, and side effects of psychotropic medications.  Provides psychoeducation to patients and families regarding mental health diagnoses and treatment.
  • Maintains annual licensure requirements in good standing


  • MD or DO from an accredited school of medicine, without restrictions. Completion of an accredited Residency training program in Adult Psychiatry or combined Medicine/Psychiatry, with or without Fellowship Training in Child Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine/Psychiatry or Forensic Psychiatry. 
  • Board certification in Adult Psychiatry
  • Licensed or eligible for license as an MD or DO to practice medicine in Virginia, without restrictions; Virginia DEA license for controlled substances II-V without restrictions 
  • Buprenorphine/MAT experience or training preferred
  • Experience working in community based or rural  health setting preferred. 
  • Must meet all criminal background and drug screening requirements.
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record, required.  

As an equal opportunity employer, women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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